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Lenten Prayer

A Prayer during Holy Week

Gracious God,
in Gethsemane
Jesus prayed to be spared the cup of suffering.
Then he said:
“Not my will, but your will.”
On the cross he cried out:
“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
He received no answer,
yet he trusted in your love
and accomplished your will,
even when it meant death
and the apparent destruction of his work.

God of mercy,
we remember the mysterious ways of your love.
In this time of new birth,
we recall the way of the cross
and we offer you our hearts.
We want to do your will in all things
in the way that Jesus did.
In all the circumstances of our lives,
may our confidence in you never falter.

Amen.

Adapted from This Day of God, 2003. Used with permission.


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